Emplastrum Capsici Compositum.—Compound Capsicum Plaster.

Botanical name: 

Related entry: Capsicum (U. S. P.)—Capsicum - Capsicum Plaster.

SYNONYMS: Common strengthening plaster, Sear-cloth plaster.

Preparation.—Take of rosin, 4 troy ounces; yellow wax, 1 troy ounce; tincture of capsicum, ½. pint. Melt the rosin and wax, and add the tincture; keep stirring by a gentle heat, until the alcohol is evaporated; then remove from the fire, and, when nearly cold, add pulverized camphor, ½ troy ounce; oil of sassafras, 45 minims. Stir until cold (Beach's Amer. Prac.).

Action and Medical Uses.—This forms a gently stimulating and strengthening plaster, and may be used in all cases where artificial support, prevention of the contact of atmospheric air, or mild stimulation is required. It was a great favorite with Eclectic physicians 25 years ago, and is still extensively used by them.

King's American Dispensatory, 1898, was written by Harvey Wickes Felter, M.D., and John Uri Lloyd, Phr. M., Ph. D.